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King Ranch Chicken

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 40 min Total Time: 1 hr
Servings 8
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Nobody's really sure who invented this dish; the King Ranch has never laid claim to it. There are several variations on the ingredients as well; this version uses corn tortillas and is considered gluten free.

Adapted from Ready Set Eat

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (10 oz.)
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (10 oz.)
  • 1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained (10 oz.)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion and cook about 5 minutes or until tender.

  3. Add both soups, tomatoes, and chicken, and stir to combine.

  4. In the casserole dish layer 1/3 of the tortilla pieces, 1/3 of the chicken mixture, and 1/3 of the Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers two more times. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 1089mg46%
Potassium 354mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 14g29%

Calcium 9%
Iron 9%
Vitamin D 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: King Ranch, chicken, Ro-Tel, tortilla, Tex-Mex, cheese